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August 07 2015 07:00AM
Babcock getting van Riemsdyk to the next level, Canucks dishing out dollars, World Junior showcase, Flames trimming the fat, Oilers reliving the Pronger trade, Dustin Byfuglien, Andrew Ladd, free agency and more in this week's Roundup.
August 06 2015 12:18PM
The Red Deer Rebels are hosting this year's Memorial Cup.
The tournament features the champions from each CHL league facing off, but also automatically includes the host team as well. Because of this factor, we often see host teams load up on talent for that year.
One player that the Rebels targeted was the Winnipeg Jets fourth round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Michael Spacek.
August 04 2015 03:13PM
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August 04 2015 12:37PM
The Winnipeg Jets selected Sami Niku at 198th overall in the seventh round.
Niku is a 6'0 tall, puck-moving, offensive defender that played for the for both JYP's team in the Mestis and the Liiga leagues. The Liiga is one of the toughest men's leagues in the world, and the Mestis is Finland's tier-two men's league.
Check out some of Niku's highlights last season.
July 31 2015 05:09PM
The Winnipeg Jets have some crucial decisions to make on their future. The outcome from such decisions may not make or break the franchise, but the impact cannot be denied.
The Jets have their two biggest expiring contracts since the franchise move to Winnipeg.
As it currently stands, Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd enter unrestricted free agency and look to receive significant paydays July 1st, 2016. Not only do the Jets have their two biggest names at forward and defence garner raises, but their two biggest young forwards leave their entry level contracts that same summer. Skepticism surrounding the Canadian dollar and its potential impacts just add to the pile.
It's easy to see why some say the Jets are substantially unlikely to keep both Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien in the long run.
If the Jets had to keep one, which one should it be? We look at the case for choosing Dustin Byfuglien here.